The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) established the eManifest Stakeholder Partnership Network (eSPN), made up of external stakeholders and CBSA representatives, to provide a forum for dialogue and to help the CBSA reach out to all commercial trade partners.
The eSPN currently has three sub-groups:
To provide an overarching consultative forum on modernization and improvements to the CBSA commercial program, the BCCC Major Projects Sub-Committee replaced the eSPN Steering Committee and Plenary groups.
Members of the eSPN communications working group offer strategic advice on communications approaches and activities in support of engaging and informing the trade community.
The eSPN design working group provides working-level advice and assists the CBSA in defining various eManifest design and end-state components, and their respective policies and procedures.
The eSPN technical design working group provides a forum in which representatives from the CBSA and the trade community discuss the technical elements of the eManifest design (e.g. detailed mapping and process flows).